When she began her education in 1969, Gail Weingast attended Jackson College, Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts, where she worked to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. It was at some point soon after that she apparently decided on a medical career, because she soon attended the Boston University School of Medicine and officially became Gail Weingast MD in 1976.
These days, Dr. Gail Weingast is considered one of the top radiology specialists in the country. She has been at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut for more than 20 years. Currently, she serves as the Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging, where she has been able to work hard and guide her department to a pre-eminent status among the best medical facilities in the country.
It may be her nearly four decades of education and experience that has given her the edge. Before she landed at Backus Hospital more than 20 years ago, she had considerable experience practicing in hospitals in Colorado and New York, and that came after internships, residency programs and fellowships in pediatrics, radiology and ultrasound and a post-graduate program for radiology, as well.
Being in one specific field of medicine can create a tunnel vision effect on the medical staff involved. After developing in other fields of medicine, Dr. Gail Weingast had the opportunity to perform residencies and fellowships in ultrasound and radiology. These departments are unique in that they are interconnected to many other fields of medicine. Dr. Gail Weingast has found great fulfillment in helping people in a variety of different ways. The studies she did in radiology and ultrasound ended up changing her career path completely as it inspired her for her medical career future. Radiology and ultrasound is the specialty she works in currently and she enjoys helping people daily through her work in this field.
In the beginning, it wasn’t apparent that Dr. Gail Weingast even wanted to spend her life in medicine, given that her first college experience involved earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Tufts University. It didn’t take long, however, to get into the medical field because, soon after earning her Spanish degree, she entered medical school at the Boston University School of Medicine, after which she officially became Dr. Gail Weingast. MD in 1976. That wasn’t the end of her medical education, however, it was just the beginning.
After finishing medical school, Dr. Weingast completed a pediatrics internship at Colorado General Hospital in Denver between 1976 and 1977, followed by her completion of a residency program in pediatrics over the next two years and another residency in radiology from 1980 to 1983, followed by a fellowship in ultrasound in 1983. She rounded out her post-graduate studies as a radiologist from 1983 to 1984 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, also in Denver.
After that, Dr. Gail Weingast then practiced at several other hospitals, mostly in Colorado and New York, before she settled into her current hospital, William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut, where she has been for more than two decades. Dr. Weingast is currently the Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging and is now considered one of the most highly regarded radiology specialists in the country. It is absolutely true that Dr. Gail Weingast values every aspect of her career path because that is what made her who she is today, one of the best in the country in her specialty.
These days, Dr. Gail Weingast is best known as a highly regarded radiology specialist at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut, where she is the Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging. However, her path to her current position wasn’t always a straight line, although she values every aspect of her educational and career journey because it has all contributed to make her the doctor she is today.
Her journey began in 1969, when Gail Weingast attended Jackson College, Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts. There, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, before she headed to the Boston University School of Medicine, where she became Gail Weingast MD in 1976.
Following medical school, Dr. Weingast did a pediatrics internship from 1976-1977 at Colorado General Hospital in Denver, Colorado, after which she completed a residency in pediatrics for the following two years. She completed a residency in the field of radiology from 1980 to 1983 and a fellowship in the field of ultrasound in 1983. She also completed her post-graduate studies as a radiologist from 1983 to 1984 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, also in Denver.
Once her education was complete, Dr. Gail Weingast worked at several other hospitals, mostly in Colorado, but also in New York, until she settled into her current position where she has been for more than 20 years and where she has been able to guide her department into its current position as a premiere medical facility with her more than four decades of knowledge and experience.